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you're about to see a woman shot to death, executed in public. it is also in afghanistan. someone recorded this public killing after woman wearing a burka. we won't show you the moment of her death but man with an automatic rifle shoots her at least nine times while men gather around and cheer. afghan officials believe the woman was part after love triangle involving two taliban commanders who accused her of adultery. news officials responded calling it a cold blooded murder. activists say at least 43 people were killed in the war raging across syria. the death toll from the finaleding crept up as special voin kofi annan arrived. secretary clinton meanwhile had this blunt message for al-assad and his allies. >> the future to me should be abundantly clear to shows who support the assad regime. the days are numbered. >> a powerful struggle may be under way in egypt between the
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nation's military and its newly elected president. mohamed morsi calleding parliament back in session. there is an emergency meeting to discuss, as they put it, the repercussions of the president's move. death toll to the rising floods in russia. some survivors are venting their anger at authorities saying, they never had any warnings of the floods. we have a tiny bit of optimism from a part of the world where a mystery disease killed dozens of officials. there may be an explanation for the deadly outbreak. they are seeing evidence of a virus known to cause neurological attacks. it is not definite but it is something to go on. and stay right there, we're going to go live to cambodia in just a couple of minutes to update on that story. roger federer's wimbledon victory steals a spotlight from andy murray's run at tennis
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history. his seventh wimbledon title was at murray's expense pf he was the first to englishman to reach a wimbledon title in 07 years. the heat wave consuming much of the country broke all kinds of records, 4500 daily heat records have been broken in the last 30 days. 240 all time time heat records were broken june june 23 and july 5. a cold front is moving in, which is great to break the heat spell. but what that cold front comes with -- with that cold front comes more wind, more hail and more lightning. not welcome news to all those who still have no power and as of today, that's nearly 155,000 customers in ten states and d.c. the weather in missouri causing a tragic death there and a nasty storm blew through the town in cuba. a new mother was riding out the
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storm in her car. she was talking 20 her brother in a car. he was riding out the storm in the car right next to her. just then, debris through through the windshield and struck her in the chest. in ft. collins, they can't get a break there. colorado needed the rain but now they are getting too much at once. >> exactly. too much at once at the worst possible time at the fires. and here is why. taking a look at flood threat for this region, three-day total of 1.73 inches, okay maybe that's not so bad. but you have to realize more than half of that occurred in just 90 minutes last night. when you see the region of the higher flood, these the burned scarred areas from the fire. when have you so much water coming in quickly and there is no more trees or shrubs to slow it down, that's what we have here.
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now taking a look at the radar picture, for the area we are still getting scattered showers and thunderstorms which could be a problem in terms of lightning but where the weather is more severe in terms of thunder storms is further east ward. look what is popping unacross kentucky at this hour. strong thunderstorms with lightning, large size hail, sweeping across west virginia and many places still don't have power from the last storms we had rolling through. washington, d.c. one hit a record high, all-time record high yesterday and we are still looking at the threat for storms. so we mentioned, relief from the heat, coming in the form of a cold front, that's what is triggering all of the thunder storms right now. but the good news is, by the time we get to wednesday, this front will drop down. these numbers significantly. we are looking at temperatures, plummeting fr the triple digits down into the mid to upper 80s. that is still hot but that's more typical of what we would see this time of year. so as this front slides down over the next few days, we are going to see those improvements in the forecast. high temperatures across much of the region though mainly looking pretty hot across the area.
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we're expecting them to stay hot for today and then work their way a little bit further south ward. st. louis is a city that faced triple digit temperatures for many days consecutively so the good news is here, if you zoom into this region, you will see numbers drop down to 89 degrees by the time we get to wednesday. chicago, you saw record high temperatures as well. and now you will be down into the mid 80s tuesday and wednesday. washington, d.c., i mentioned the record high yesterday and down to about 86, 87 degrees throughout the day. atlanta as well. we add record high here of 106 last weekend. good to see the numbers, at 83. that sounds like a nice cool down. when you look at the numbers and say, 85, that's so cool, but it is all relative. don? >> yeah, i got into the car today and 96, wow, a cool day. >> a mystery disease killing several children, we will go live to cambodia for the news. and you may be hours from a
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innet virus. . the postal service is critical to our economy, delivering mail, medicine and packages. yet the house is considering a bill to close thousands of offices, slash service and layoff over 100,000 workers. the postal service is recording financial losses, but not for reasons you might think. the problem ? a burden no other agency or company bears. a 2006 law that drains $5 billion a year from post office revenue while the postal service is forced to overpay billions more into federal accounts. house bill 2309 is not the answer.
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reporting this as a mystery today aep break through today. hopefully a big one in the urgent search to find out what is killing children by the dozens. i'm talking about cambodia where some kind of bug, some disease that doctors have never seen before has popped up and is running rampant with no cure. >> reporter: pfeiferish and struggling to breath, this 5-year-old boy is in bad shape. ders are trying to doig knows him. well aware he has some of the symptoms after mysterious illness killing children in cambodia. nearly every child that has shown up in cambodian hospitals with the mystery syndrome has
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died. so far, pediatrician has treated two children with the symptoms. both got worse by the hour. both died within a couple of days. in one case, the child's lungs deteriorated within hours. >> are you as a doctor worried baz you don't know what it is exactly? >> for me, cambodian, i am worried to just to inform the parents when the child has symptoms, a high fever or cough ors pra tore distress and to bring the child to the hospital. >> about 50 children a day are admitted. they normally have serious but treatable conditions. moss see theo born illnesses explode during this time of the year due to the many pools of stagnant water where moss see the yoes breed. but the mortality rates of those diseases are far lower. dangly fever which infected a
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total of 10,000 people in cambodia so far this year, killed 45. in comparison at the main's children hospital in the capitol, the mystery syndrome killed 60 of 62 children who were brought there, an extremely high mortality rate. >> how concern said w.h.o. about the spread of this outside of cambodia? >> our concern is really to get the diagnosis sorted out as quickly as possible. because then it is much aesz easier for us to assess how dangerous or not dangerous it is for neighboring countries. >> reporter: health officials may be closer to figuring out exactly what it is. researchers found a virus called ev 71, appearing in samples of more than a dozen cases they tested. ev71 was discovered in the 1960s in the u.s. where it was blamed for an outbreak of neurological disease in california.
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it is associated with hand foot and mouth disease. there is no known treatment for it. the world health organization warns the discovery of ev71 does not mean the problem of the undiagnosed cases has been solved. a lot more analysis and testing is needed. in the meantime, health officials in cam bode ycambodia trying to make parents aware, if children are having any symptoms, bring the child directly to the hospital. this children was treated at home first. a week later grandmother brought him to the hospital. doctors diagnose id him with dungae fever. >> interesting. sara sidnor. what is ev-71 and is it a possible break through and is it
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too soon to be optimistic about this? >> it is too soon to say the mystery is solved. health officials here are warning that though they have come up with more than a dozen samples that they have liked at, have tested positive for this ev71. they have not tested enough samples. that is only from 24 samples. they have to test more. they have to see if this shows up in more sams and they can't quite figure out what is making this so deadly. ev71 usually doesn't work this quickly. bad news is that if it turns out to be some strain or mutation of ev71, there is no known treatment for cure for that either. so doctors really struggling to try and treat these very young patients who are coming into the hospital and literally dying within a couple of days of arriving. >> so if it's really caused by a virus, and that doesn't mean that, as you said, it doesn't mean it is easy to treat even if they figure out that what it is
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caused by. >> reporter: exactly right. we should also mention this, getting information out here is very different than say the u.s. or united kingdom. trying to get this out to parent pch. because the natural habit is when a trial or anyone is sick, you first try to treat them with medicines at home. then take them to a local clinic. if they get really bad, then you bring them to the hospital. but doctors are warning parent, if they are having a hard time breathing, perhaps vomiting or convulsi convulsions, don't wait. bring that child to the hospital as soon as possible so the doctors can try to treat the child. >> so listen, what if it is not a virus? is it back it square one, sara? >> reporter: yeah. what they have to do is test each sample with one disease at a time. they don't have a huge testing lab facility here.
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that is slowing things down a b bit. but this is at least a link and they are hoping it is an important link giving them some clue as to what they are dealing with. >> sara sidnor. thank you very much for your reporting. your internet could go down in hours. there is a very dangerous virus. one is for a clean, wedomestic energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america
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nasty internet virus is infecting hundreds of thousands of computers causing an inevitable internet blackout starting tomorrow. cyber criminals are responsible for planting the virus in computers around the world. cnn's stacey valley joins us from new york. how did something like this happen, what is the dns changer? >> yeah, this is a problem several years in the make ppg what happened is a group of hackers created this virus and got away it for about five years. this is a long-running scan tp what it did is redirect internet traffic. so if you were trying to go to, for example, apple's eye tune store, it would reroute to you a faith website. on a lot of web sites they served fake advertisements. the fb i conducted a sting and over two years shut this down.
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they completely shut it down in november. at the time they caught it, about 4 million computers world ride were infected, including government computers. so it was a nasty one. >> can you figure out if your computer is infected, right? >> yes. the good news is they created a website. go to dns-ok-us. that's a website that fbi and groups it's working with put together. if you go to that website, you will see it go green. if you go to a green site, you are not infected. if you see anything else, though, there are instructions on that page for what can you do to help get your computer cleaned up. >> no, he won't let you off. what do we do if the computer has a virus? >> the good news is, most of the major anti-i have a russ packages are now on guard for this. they have all been updated to deal with dns changer. running any anti-virus software will help. there is also instructions for how to check your own computer's dns settings and see if everything is okay.
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they are recommending could koc contact your internet service provider. >> how long will it take if i'm part of the black out? >> you will know pretty instantly. you will try to get on-line and you won't see anything. >> how long to get it back, though? >> oh, your internet provider will have to walk you through repair steps. >> oh, lord. >> the good news is, the clean-up effort has been successful. when the fbi started this campaign, there were 4 million infected pcs. now we are down to about 300,000. >> okay. i think i know the answer to this. one more reason for apple, mac book pro users to feel superior. you don't worry about it. >> apple fans have been enjoying this. this is largely a problem infecting windows machines. >> yeah. there you go. i will just say, i tell everybody, mac book pro is the way to go. >> i hear that a lot from the mac people. >> i never worry about viruss. i go on and off the internet. thank you.
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>> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> thank very much. >> dr. sanjay gupta pro vials innovators from all walks of life. the program is called the next list. he will talk with jose gomez marquez turning toys into medical tools. >> i want it create the equivalent of what lego is today for toys. i want to have the movement of demockeritization in healthcare. i want to do that for medical technology. i use toys to make affordable medical devices. >> patients neglected at the hospital, that's supported by millions of u.s. taxpayer dollars. a cnn investigation is next. don't forget you can stay connected. can you watch cnn live on your computer.
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a disturbing story now of patient neglect at a hospital in afghanistan where most of the salaries and supplies are paid for by you, the american
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taxpayer. pentagon correspondent barbara starr has been investigating this story and warning for you, some of the images in this report may be difficult to see. >> afghan soldiers starving, lying in dirty beds, with festering wounds. denied pain killers. all of this at the kabul national military hospital, a hospital the u.s. paid more than $100 million to help the afghans run. >> things as simple as dressing changes. are not done. patients become infected and they die. >> these days, a world away, sky letter gel are a, retired air force doctor, tends to his tennessee farm. >> this will be kind of a little haven. >> from february 2010 to february 2011, he oversaw training of afghans at the hospital. these photos were taken by his american military staff. >> there are patients that are starving to death because they
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can't by the food. they have to bribe for food. they have to bribe for medicine. patient were beaten. when they complained about no pain medicine or no medicine. >> and you're not supposed to worry about that. >> that's what we were told. >> pentagon officials do not dispute that photos from 2010 show hidden but deliberate abuse by afghan staff. but they insist that after a u.s. inspection, conditions have improved significantly. in this memo to congress, geller alleged two senior u.s. generales who oversaw afghan training, lieutenant general william caldwell and his deputy brigadier general gary patton in 2010 delayed bringing in pentagon investigators because of their political concerns over the looming mid term u.s. elections. geller says caldwell was angry.
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his staff wanted an investigation. but patton was afraid it would embarrass the obama white house. >> he said, we don't want it put that request this right new because there is an upcoming general election. and we wouldn't want this to leak out. >> that's just not acceptable. >> congressman jason oversight sub committee is investigating the general's alleged behavior. >> that's a very serious allegation. but it didn't come from just one high ranking military official on the ground. not just two. we have several who stepped forward and said yb yes, this is the case. >> geller says he want the truth to come out. >> the biggest frustration is our own leaderships' response and how slow that was and how inadequate that was. >> both caldwell and patton
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declined to comment. but the pentagon is looking into geller's allegations. caldwell eventually did request a dod investigation into the hospital. but that began after the 2010 elections. a senior pentagon official tells cnn there's no indication the white house knew about any of this, and that conditions ats the hospital are better. they are even inviting tv cameras in. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> all right, barbara, thank you very much. want to get you up to speed. a hollywood legend died today. ernest borgnine, appeared in his first movie more than 60 years ago and won an acacademy award for "marty." he was still working into his 0 90s doing voiceover work for spongebob squarepants. the weather was still deadly
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last night in the small town in missouri of cuba. a woman riding out the storm in her car foo in a food star parking lot died when debris crashed through her car and into his chest. six u.s. troops were killed today when a roadside bomb blew up in the eastern part of the country. their national its initially were withheld but a u.s. official has now confirmed they were americans. at least 26 people were killed in roadside bombings and other parts of the country. the attacks come as secretary of state hillary clinton is meeting with diplomats in tokyo, discussing afghan's future. activists say at least 43 people were killed today in the war raging across syria. the death toll from the fighting crept up, as special envoy kofi annan arrived for talks with syrian president. secretary of state hillary clinton meanwhile had this blunt
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message for al-assad and his allies. >> the future to me should be abundantly clear to those who support the assad regime. the days are numbered. >> a power struggle may be under way in egypt between the nation's military and newly elected president. mohamed morsi is calling parliament back into session. overriding the military's decision to solve it. they have a meeting to discuss, as they put it, repercussions of the president's move. the race from the white house to wall street. we will begin tonight with the latest from the campaign trail. >> i'm paul steinhauser at the cnn political desk. reaching out to voters and reaching the campaign gash in the important battle ground state, romney will speak to the convention in houston. joe biden addresses the same
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gathering the next day. president obama hits the campaign trail in week in iowa and virginia. two crucial swing states. >> i'm poppy harlow in new york. following the disappointing jobs report on friday, wall street will turn its attention to big corporate earnings starting on monday. we will get the latest numbers from alcoa, that's on monday. later in the week we will hear from google, j.p. morgan chase, and wells fargo. all eyes will be on j.p. morgan to see if there is a release on update of how much money is lost since earlier this year when a bad bet on credit derivatives cost them at least $2 billion. well watch all week on cnn money. >> mere's what we're watching this week. american pie star chris cline joins us to talk about his new tv career. plus, country music darling and former american idol, kelli pickler, talks us to about her brand new mission that hits
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some are calling it a big day for hip-hop but was the conversation long overdo? frank ocean, up and coming singer recently posted on his tumbler that summer he was 19 years old web fell in love with plan.
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i talk about the impact of coming out in the hip-hop industry. >> many in the headline call him brave, as does his mom. but anna, this is 2012. is it brave to be honest about your sexuality now? >> you know, it is still brave, unfortunately. i wish it weren't. i wish we didn't have to make these announcements. i wish that coming out and saying i'm gay was just like coming out and saying me saying i'm straight or hispanic. or you saying you're black. i hope this one day stops being a political issue and it turns into a personal issue. >> dean, how do you think this will impact ocean's career? or will it at all? >> that's an interesting question. at first i thought, a lot of people were like, wow, another gay celebrity, big deal. but shelly wright, after she came out, lost a third of her
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sales in records and mr. are places that don't book her as well. in hip-hop, homophobia is notorious. his individual last video add hot woman in it. i hope this doesn't hurt his career. >> he brings up a good point about other entertainers who have come out. but then when you look at neil patrick harris who really sort of personifies the other side of that, has been very successful, and is an openly gay plan. >> first let me confess and say i know a lot more about eye hih than i do about hip-hop but i have read it is a macho-driven music movement and i will also tell you that only mr. ocean i knew until this week was the guy from oceans 11. that being said, i think it is great that folks come out, and they show that you can be an award winning journalist covering wars and can you be gay. you can be a hip-hop artist
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sixthi singing about macho lyrics and women and be gay. it doesn't define you. it is like your hair color. it is a personal, you know, lifestyle, that people have. and it does not mean that there is anything they can or cannot do. >> do you think, dean, that this will make any difference with the hip-hop community? because the hip-hop community has been deemed as very homophobic. i have read it a lot of places this week. at first in response to what frank ocean did, no one said anything pb. then simmons and others started chiming in. >> when you look at responses, anderson cooper came out and overwhelmingly people would say, this is a great thing. but you don't have people in the hip-hop community coming out. i think they are still afraid of being tainted as somehow being
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gay. clearly, the sheer number of people in hip-hop, there has to be gay hip-hop performers. people don't want to talk about in the business. in time, i think they will overcome in. >> my thanks to dean and anna. it was shades of the titanic. >> everybody was panicking. everybody was running for their own lives. >> we will take you inside the costa concordia and talk to some passengers who were lucky enough to escape. ya know, your rates and fees aren't exactly competitive. who do you think i am, quicken loans? [ spokesman ] when you refinance your mortgage with quicken loans, you'll find that our rates and fees are extremely competitive. because the last thing you want is to spend too much on your mortgage. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ♪
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it has been almost six months since the costa concordia disaster. the ship heet hit a reef and ran aground off the coast of italy. cnn's dan rivers talked with an american family who was there among the last it make it out alive.
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>> when the order to abandon ship was given, hector perez and sahin khan were at a life boat. the men who barred access to the boat told passengers to calm down. >> as soon as he opened the door, everybody ran towards that emergency boat and pushed him out of the way. everybody was panicking. everybody was running for their own lives. a lot of them didn't realize that they were going to jump into the boat without an actual seat. those that realized it, they jumped into the boat and they just stayed standing on the boat. it was way over 150 people limit. >> the boat carrying khan and perez made it to the sea. but even then, they were not safe.
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>> i look up and i see the emergency boat a go side ways one way. suddenly, it went this way again and it fell right on top of our boat. >> if our boat would have turned when we were evacuating when the second boat fell on us, we would have been dead. >> several life boats couldn't be lowered, and with the ship listing, the problem of evacuating people multiplied. this family evacuated but were forced to return to ship when the boat wouldn't launch. once back on board -- >> bam. >> the boat flips. >> takes another roll to star board side. >> passengers were literally push need the water. but this family turned around.
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and tried to climb across the ship with nothing to hold on to. >> the side of the ship is now the bottom of the ship. so you are literally walking on the side of the ship. >> the speed with which the concorde concorda tilted, first one way, then the other, has alarmed maritime experts. this is the safety of life at sea rule back, maritime safety bible, if you like, issued by the international maritime authorities here in london. it specifies that ships should remain stable with two water tight compartments flooded, and they should be able to be evacuated within 30 minutes. but the loss of power, flooding of the pumps and back up generations turned the concorda into a helpless hull. as the water continued to rise,
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the ship tilted yet further, more than 60 degrees. >> then i remember us all starting to pray and saying our good-byes. i can remember thinking, oh, my gosh, we're going to die. let's just get it over with. >> by now, it was nearly 1:00 in the morning. the family, and dozens of other passengers, were still trying to climb a metal ladder to reach the outside of the ship. but it was still a mad scramble to escape. >> men pushing women aside. pushing children aside. >> i put my foot down and i said, this is not going to happen. i'm not going to sit here and watch one other man jump in front of this mother and child to get his way up there. it wasn't going to happen 37. >> thank you, dan. don't forget to watch the "cruise to disaster" coming up a little over an hour from now at 8:00 eastern on cnn. it sounds like science fiction. mosquitos being bred to fight a
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deadly virus. don't forget, you can watch cnn live at your computer at work. or even on smart phone. go to cnn/tv.
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early results could be announced this even willing. ballot boxes from around the country are arriving in tripoli. the last election was 40 years ago before gadhafi seized power. outpouring of frustration against nato today in pakistan, 20,000 people took part in a protest march to islamabad. they are upset over the reopening of a supply route for
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troops in afghanistan. nato accidentally killed. it is one of the world's most deadly killers infecting as many as 100 million people yearly. but signists in brazil believe they have an alternative tool in the fight against the dengae virus in their genetically modified mosquitos. a pilot programs reveals it is working. going beyond the headlines, this sounds like -- it sounds like a science fiction movie, that i would go to the movies to see. >> it does. like jurasic park with these gentlemen metically modified mosquitos pitted against these milder mosquitos. but brazil had this in 2011 and they saw over six-month period, don, that there was 90% decrease in mosquito population which in turns means decrease in dengae
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fever. they started off in their pilot program with 500,000 mosquitos and now say, let's try this in a different city with 4 million genetically modified mosquitos to see what happens. >> how will they do that. >> bear with me. it does sound freaky but they are taking male mosquitos and jeannette ekly modified them to carry a lethal gene against the virus. then they send them out into the wild and say, go get the females. they mate carry this lethal gene and then the offspring don't become adult mosquitos. they stay in a larva stage and are destroyed. >> really? >> fascinating. it's been done on a smaller scale. the cayman islands, it's been done in malaysia and aus trail na. this has environmentalists up in arms. the reality is this could have
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dire implications on a grand scale when you look at what it could do to the environment. >> they're playing with mother nature. are they sure they want to do this that? >> there's no cure and there's no vaccine. though in the u.s., it's not a problem. we don't have the outbreaks. we're talk iing about nearly 40 of the world's population could be at risk at some point. huge problem. this gives them a glimpse of hope for a possible solution and how to combat this even though it sounds really off the charts. >> it's fascinating though. thank you. learn something new every day. british tennis fans were ready to celebrate their first home grown wimbledon winner in seven decades and only one man stood in their way. we'll talk tennis, next. less-expensive option than using a traditional lawyer? well, legalzoom came up with a better way.
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you guys went nuts on social media about this interview. you don't have to be a baseball fan to remember the name john rocker. a former closer of the braves and a rival of all things new york. got himself into big trouble. he say he's reinvented himself, that he's a changed man. he's a columnist for world met daily and i spoke with him an asked him about that 1999 profile and how he's changed since then.
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>> i've been three or four years removed from high school, small town georgia. it was a little bit eye opening an awakening and like, okay. obviously since then, matured, been all over the world and things like that, but at the time, it was a little bit unnevering. i'm not going to lie to you. the homophob comment was a little inappropriate. >> why do you regret that? >> i guess it's inappropriate in every way that the term can be used. >> do you think you were just a dumb kid? >> inexperienced. >> got you guys talking. some think he means it. others don't. read my twitter feed if you want to hear what people are saying. going to have more of my conversation with him here 10:00 p.m. eastern. roger federer dashes
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britain's hope. we're talking tennis with jon wertheim. there's a new si, where are they now. earl campbell, by the way. so, jon, wimbledon. so, we're watching wimbledon and across the 911 that they have in the news room, it didn't say that roger federer won. it said that what's his name, murray -- >> andy. >> andy murray has lost wimbledon. i'm like, okay, who won? >> if andy murray had won this, british player, there hasn't been a british champion since the holy roman empire. they would have knighted him on the spot. he won the the first set, he was so close, then roger federer turned into the federer we've
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come no know and love. muhr ru sort of broke down in tears addressing the crowd. hadn't won in two years and did it again today. >> i was watching and was like, wait, wha going on here? you saw the loser had more time and people were crying. wait a minute, what about the guy who won? it's interesting because wimbledon, look where it's being held and they have the 76 years, really? what does that mean for medicfe. >> this guy, greatest of all time. end of discussion. what's interesting. you mentioned wimbledon. that's where the liolympic even is going to be held. this could be a preview for what we get in london with olympic tennis. if murray could win that, for instance, they would knight him again. he's 30 years old. almost geriatric in tennis and he just played spectacularly well the last few weeks. and i think we already regard him as the the best ever, but this really ends the discussion. >> did you say 30 years old,
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he's geriatric in tennis. sere serena's 30, too. she won wimbledon as well. we have some pictures of that. she's been battling injuries for a couple of, a year now, right? she won her fifth wimbledon title. how big a win was this for her? >> huge. you think at the stage, it's all gravy, but not really. the last event, she loses in the first round. everybody says she's finished. she's had these injuries. comes after this horrible first round, comes to the grass of wimbledon and just steam rolls everyone. again with the olympics looming at this same venue, it's significant. but serena's back on track. you can see from her emotions, this was not ordinary title. >> can we just go back to andy murray just for a second.
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i asked you what it meant for federer, but what does it mean for murray? this is a huge accomplishment for him and the british people were very happy about how far he got. >> you know, he's one match away. been to four grand slam finals. british player at wimbledon. every newspaper, he was on the front page. i can't imagine the ratings this match did and to see him come this close, you hope he can say hey, i got to the final, got within a couple of sets against the great roger federer. he's got to be gutted now. >> can i talk to you quickly about jeremy lin. he may be traded, but there could be a hitch. >> he's got to decide between the houston rockets and staying in new york. huge story. linsani linsanity, it was great. he made less than a million dollars last year.
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the knicks made 50 million off gje jeremy lin. he's got to decide do i go to houston where it's going to be caller and less hype, but also less commercial opportunities. or do i stay in new york. could be another crazy season. i've been told by nba people it's really 50/50. good for him for getting paid. >> that could be interesting. all right. he was living in remember, that small apartment and everyone's like what's he doing? yeah. thank you. thank you. much appreciated. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com top of the hour, you're in the cnn news room. in afghanistan today, six nato troops were killed in a roadside bombing and we just learned all those troops were americans. it happened in the eastern part of afghanistan. a total of eight nato troops died yesterday and today in three separate incidents. attacks come as secretary of
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state hillary clinton meets with diplomats in toke ko and they're discussing afghanistan's future and the shape of the international force going forward. also in afghanistan, a woman was shot to death. executed in public. someone r recorded this public killing of a woman. t she's wearing a burka and we won't show you the moment of her death, but a man with an automatic rifle shoots her at least nine times while men gather around and cheer. afghan officials believe the woman was part of a love triangle involving two taliban commanders who accused her of adultery. u.s. officials have called it a cold-blooded murder. kofi annan is back in syria to sign on to a new peace plan even as a special envoy touched down in damascus, the death toll was creeping up. at least 43 people were killed today. secretary of state clinton had her own message for syria's